Microdermabrasion is a gentler acne scar treatment and carries fewer risks of hyperpigmentation than laser surgery or standard dermabrasion.
Look for products that target your specific concerns, whether they are fine lines, age spots, sagging, hyperpigmentation or blotchiness.
Benzoyl peroxide can irritate the skin of people with skin of color and cause darkened spots called hyperpigmentation on the skin.
In the case of age spots, the normal tissue repair process is interrupted and hyperpigmentation begins, resulting in dark spots.
One of the most common concerns for African skin centers around fading dark spots that are the result of hyperpigmentation.
Occasionally a minor and temporary darkening of the skin (called hyperpigmentation) is noticed around some of the blisters.
Extreme dry skin, such as the patches caused by eczema, can lead to large areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
The appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation spots and scars may also be diminished with regular use.
Note, however, that acne scars shouldn't be confused with temporary hyperpigmentation and redness.
If your scars are actually hyperpigmentation, you may find some relief in fading products.